December 21, 2012
Holmes hits hat-trick as Bees triumph
Ricky Holmes grabbed a scintillating hat-trick as Barnet moved out of the League Two relegation zone with a crucial 3-2 victory over Burton at Underhill.
The win is the Bees' first in six games and moves them one point above AFC Wimbledon, who play on Saturday, on goal difference.
Billy Kee had put Burton ahead from the penalty spot on 16 minutes after Barry Fuller fouled Jacques Maghoma, but Holmes grabbed an equaliser against the run of play as half-time approached - rounding Dean Lyness to score after a poor clearance.
Barnet looked a different side in the second half and went ahead after 53 minutes, Holmes sending Lyness the wrong way from the spot after Elliot Johnson's cross struck Cleveland Taylor's arm.
And the 25-year-old secured the win and his hat-trick after 66 minutes, firing home from just inside the area after a superb run down the right from Andy Yiadom.
Maghoma pulled one back from the spot in stoppage time, the third penalty of an eventual evening, but Barnet held firm under pressure to secure a vital three points.
|29 Graham Stack||16 Dean Lyness|
|30 David Stephenson||5 Alexander Diamond|
|2 Barry Fuller||21 Marcus Holness|
|35 Andy Iro||20 Anthony O'Connor|
|4 Clovis Kamdjo||7 Cleveland Taylor|
|26 Elliot Johnson||19 Jacques Maghoma|
|38 Edgar Davids||14 Damien McCrory|
|8 Mark Byrne||8 Robbie Weir|
|15 Andy Yiadom||22 Jack Dyer|
|11 Ricky Holmes||10 Calvin Makongo Zola|
|19 Jake Hyde||29 Billy Kee|
|18 Sam Cowler||Ross Atkins 1|
|5 Jonathan Fortune||Nathan Stanton 4|
|3 Jordan Brown||Aaron Webster 3|
|31 John Oster||John McGrath 6|
|20 Curtis Weston||Chris Palmer 11|
|10 Jon Nurse||Justin Richards 9|
|34 George Barker||Matthew Paterson 18|
|John Oster for Clovis Kamdjo (46)||Justin Richards for Billy Kee (70)|
|Curtis Weston for Edgar Davids (70)|
|Jon Nurse for Ricky Holmes (88)|
|Clovis Kamdjo (31)||Damien McCrory (29)|
|Edgar Davids (57)||Cleveland Taylor (58)|
|Jack Dyer (59)|
|Robbie Weir (82)|
|· Squads: Barnet | Burton Albion|